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10 kilometres Open Water, Men

Date10 August 2012 — 12:00
StatusOlympic
LocationHyde Park, London
Participants25 from 23 countries
FormatFinal only.

The 10 km open-water race was held over six laps of The Serpentine, the eastern part of a lake in Hyde Park. The 2011 World Champion was Greek swimmer Spyros Gianniotis, with German Thomas Lurz having won the 2011 Worlds at 5 km. The early leaders in the race were Tunisian Oussama Mellouli, the 2008 1,500 metre freestyle gold medalist, and Canada’s Richard Weinberger, with Weinberger leading at the end of the first lap. On the second lap, Mellouli again took the lead, with American Alex Meyer joining him. But Weinberger sped up and led again at the second split, followed by his teammate Andreas Waschburger. Waschburger led after laps 3 and 4, followed by Mellouli and Weinberger, with Gianniotis and Lurz coming up close behind. On the fifth lap, Mellouli made his move and took a lead he never relinquished, eventually winning in 1-49:55.1 for gold, with Lurz taking silver in 1-49:58.5 and Weinberger earning bronze in 1-50:00.3.

Mellouli won despite having to overcome a shoulder injury. He had earlier won a bronze medal in the 1,500 in attempting to defend that title. His victory in The Serpentine made him the first swimmer to win Olympic gold medals both in the pool and open-water, although David Davies had won a silver medal in the 2008 open-water event and a bronze in the 2004 1,500 metres.

PosNrSwimmerNOCTimeLap 1Lap 2Lap 3Lap 4Lap 5
125Oussama MellouliTUN1-49:55.118:09.6 (2)
19:06.4 (21)
37:16.0 (6)
18:32.2 (2)
55:48.2 (2)
18:34.8 (9)
1-14:23.0 (3)
17:45.4 (1)
1-32:08.4 (1)
17:46.7 (1)
Gold
212Thomas LurzGER1-49:58.518:11.2 (6)
19:06.1 (20)
37:17.3 (8)
18:32.7 (=3)
55:50.0 (3)
18:34.4 (=7)
1-14:24.4 (5)
17:46.6 (2)
1-32:11.0 (2)
17:47.5 (=2)
Silver
321Richard WeinbergerCAN1-50:00.318:09.2 (1)
19:04.6 (=15)
37:13.8 (1)
18:36.3 (15)
55:50.1 (4)
18:32.6 (=3)
1-14:22.7 (2)
17:50.1 (3)
1-32:12.8 (3)
17:47.5 (=2)
Bronze
422Spyros GianniotisGRE1-50:05.318:11.4 (7)
19:04.4 (=13)
37:15.8 (4)
18:35.9 (14)
55:51.7 (7)
18:32.6 (=3)
1-14:24.3 (4)
17:51.0 (4)
1-32:15.3 (4)
17:50.0 (4)
519Daniel FoggGBR1-50:37.318:10.5 (3)
19:07.4 (=22)
37:17.9 (=13)
18:33.7 (7)
55:51.6 (6)
18:50.3 (24)
1-14:41.9 (=22)
18:01.5 (7)
1-32:43.4 (16)
17:53.9 (5)
615Sergey BolshakovRUS1-50:40.118:21.6 (24)
19:01.8 (3)
37:23.4 (23)
18:34.5 (9)
55:57.9 (21)
18:35.0 (=10)
1-14:32.9 (=14)
17:59.7 (5)
1-32:32.6 (6)
18:07.5 (7)
718Vladimir DyatchinRUS1-50:42.818:20.6 (23)
19:11.7 (24)
37:32.3 (24)
18:23.2 (1)
55:55.5 (19)
18:34.4 (=7)
1-14:29.9 (=10)
18:03.0 (10)
1-32:32.9 (7)
18:09.9 (9)
810Andreas WaschburgerGER1-50:44.418:11.0 (5)
19:03.1 (9)
37:14.1 (2)
18:33.1 (5)
55:47.2 (1)
18:33.7 (6)
1-14:20.9 (1)
18:02.9 (9)
1-32:23.8 (5)
18:20.6 (13)
914Petar StoychevBUL1-50:46.218:12.7 (10)
19:05.7 (19)
37:18.4 (16)
18:34.6 (10)
55:53.0 (10)
18:33.6 (5)
1-14:26.6 (7)
18:08.9 (=11)
1-32:35.5 (8)
18:10.7 (11)
1020Alex MeyerUSA1-50:48.218:10.8 (4)
19:04.0 (=11)
37:14.8 (3)
18:38.0 (=20)
55:52.8 (9)
18:38.1 (=14)
1-14:30.9 (12)
18:10.2 (=14)
1-32:41.1 (14)
18:07.1 (6)
116Julien SauvageFRA1-50:51.318:13.8 (13)
19:02.5 (7)
37:16.3 (7)
18:38.0 (=20)
55:54.3 (14)
18:32.2 (2)
1-14:26.5 (6)
18:10.3 (16)
1-32:36.8 (10)
18:14.5 (12)
128Troy PrinslooRSA1-50:52.918:15.8 (16)
19:02.1 (=5)
37:17.9 (=13)
18:35.5 (=11)
55:53.4 (11)
18:38.0 (13)
1-14:31.4 (13)
18:13.6 (18)
1-32:45.0 (17)
18:07.9 (8)
1313Erwin MaldonadoVEN1-50:52.918:13.6 (12)
19:04.0 (=11)
37:17.6 (=10)
18:33.4 (6)
55:51.0 (5)
18:41.9 (18)
1-14:32.9 (=14)
18:09.9 (13)
1-32:42.8 (15)
18:10.1 (10)
141Ihor ChervynskyiUKR1-50:56.918:12.4 (8)
19:07.4 (=22)
37:19.8 (=17)
18:35.6 (13)
55:55.4 (18)
18:39.8 (16)
1-14:35.2 (16)
18:00.4 (6)
1-32:35.6 (9)
18:21.3 (14)
153Yasunari HiraiJPN1-51:20.118:12.9 (11)
19:04.6 (=15)
37:17.5 (9)
18:34.4 (8)
55:51.9 (8)
18:37.2 (12)
1-14:29.1 (8)
18:08.9 (=11)
1-32:38.0 (11)
18:42.1 (18)
1611Brian RyckemanBEL1-51:27.118:15.5 (15)
19:05.5 (18)
37:21.0 (20)
18:36.5 (16)
55:57.5 (20)
18:32.1 (1)
1-14:29.6 (9)
18:18.0 (20)
1-32:47.6 (18)
18:39.5 (16)
1716Valerio CleriITA1-51:29.518:12.5 (9)
19:05.1 (17)
37:17.6 (=10)
18:37.2 (18)
55:54.8 (15)
18:42.0 (=19)
1-14:36.8 (17)
18:20.8 (21)
1-32:57.6 (21)
18:31.9 (15)
1824Csaba GercsákHUN1-51:30.918:16.6 (17)
19:01.4 (2)
37:18.0 (15)
18:36.9 (17)
55:54.9 (16)
18:35.0 (=10)
1-14:29.9 (=10)
18:10.2 (=14)
1-32:40.1 (13)
18:50.8 (20)
199Arseniy LavrentyevPOR1-51:37.218:16.8 (19)
19:03.9 (10)
37:20.7 (19)
18:39.3 (=22)
56:00.0 (23)
18:38.1 (=14)
1-14:38.1 (19)
18:17.5 (19)
1-32:55.6 (20)
18:41.6 (17)
204Ky HurstAUS1-51:41.318:13.9 (14)
19:02.0 (4)
37:15.9 (5)
18:38.3 (=22)
55:54.2 (13)
18:45.0 (22)
1-14:39.2 (20)
18:12.9 (17)
1-32:52.1 (19)
18:49.2 (19)
2123Iván EndericaECU1-52:28.618:18.4 (=21)
19:03.0 (8)
37:21.4 (21)
18:32.7 (=3)
55:54.1 (12)
18:43.2 (21)
1-14:37.3 (18)
18:01.8 (8)
1-32:39.1 (12)
19:49.5 (23)
225Yury KudinovKAZ1-52:59.018:17.7 (20)
19:02.1 (=5)
37:19.8 (=17)
18:35.5 (=11)
55:55.3 (17)
18:46.6 (23)
1-14:41.9 (=22)
18:36.3 (22)
1-33:18.2 (22)
19:40.8 (21)
2317Kiko HervásESP1-53:27.818:18.4 (=21)
19:04.4 (=13)
37:22.8 (22)
18:37.9 (19)
56:00.7 (24)
18:41.6 (17)
1-14:42.3 (24)
18:58.9 (23)
1-33:41.2 (23)
19:46.6 (22)
247Mazen AzizEGY1-54:33.218:16.7 (18)
19:01.1 (1)
37:17.8 (12)
18:42.0 (24)
55:59.8 (22)
18:42.0 (=19)
1-14:41.8 (21)
19:31.4 (24)
1-34:13.2 (24)
20:20.0 (24)
252Benjamin SchulteGUM2-03:35.119:09.2 (25)
20:22.2 (25)
39:31.4 (25)
20:49.9 (25)
1-00:21.3 (25)
20:36.2 (25)
1-20:57.5 (25)
21:21.5 (25)
1-42:19.0 (25)
21:16.1 (25)